Christie Brinkley on Daughter Sailor’s Modeling Career: “My Job Is to Support My Kids’ Dreams”
Like mother, like daughter! Christie Brinkley’s youngest daughter, 15-year-old Sailor, is already making waves in the modeling industry, and the former supermodel couldn’t be more supportive.
Wetpaint Moms caught up with Christie at Jill Zarin’s first annual Luxury Ladies’ Luncheon presented by the European Wax Center on Saturday, where she told us all about how Sailor broke into the biz.
“As a mom, I feel that my job is to support my kids’ dreams,” Christie told us. “You know, Sailor sprung this on me, she had never mentioned anything about wanting to model, but coincidentally she was given a chance to do a ‘life experience’ at the school she goes to. Sailor came to me and said, ‘I love photography and being behind the camera, but I want to explore the other side as well. I want to do my project on both sides.’ I said, ‘I love it, how can I help?’”
For gorgeous Sailor, it didn’t take long for publications to realize that she’s a major model in the making.
“... She went to see a few agencies but when she went into Teen Vogue, they said, we want to be the ones to launch you,” said Christie.
“So she did the [Teen Vogue] shoot and at the same time I was doing a shoot for Bella magazine and I said, you know my daughter is very interested in this, can she be in one or two shots?” Christie recalled. “And she came and she was so professional and they said, let’s have her in all the shots. So in the same time frame, she ended up in a beautiful spread in Teen Vogue and on the cover of Bella magazine.”
As Sailor’s star rises, Christie — who has two other children, Alexa, 27, and Jack, 18 — says it’s gotten increasingly harder to have a family in the spotlight over the years.
“It’s a whole new world that’s sprung up,” she said. “Anybody that accomplishes anything, there’s going to be people trying to take you down. You should avoid even scrolling through it, but if you do happen to stumble across something that’s nasty or hateful, you have to make sure your life is so rich and full and passionate it becomes nothing to you. And all you can do is pity that person who would write something to purposefully hurt another human being.”